Resource Efficiency

We work hard to ensure our products and operations minimise their impact and make a positive contribution to a climate neutral economy.

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Committed to a healthier planet

Carbon reducing measures form an integral part of our approach, within our own organisation and our product offering. Our efforts help improve both our operational performance while reducing potentially harmful emissions to land, water and air.

Within our own operations, we commit to developing an Environmental Management System to an ISO14001 standard to provide demonstrable, audited, internationally recognised certification for the quantification, monitoring and control of the environmental impacts of our operations, and to inform our
future activities.

Carbon Footprint

In FY2021, Origin’s greenhouse gas (‘GHG’) emissions totalled 19,358 tonnes of CO2 equivalents (CO2e) for Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions. This performance reflects a 15% reduction in absolute carbon emissions versus the 2017 baseline and a 22% reduction in carbon intensity over the same period.

As we embed sustainability and target‑setting across our Group operations, we are adopting a measured, phased approach - with an initial focus on establishing our emissions baseline in order to set and verify Scope 1 -3 GHG emission targets by 2023.

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Waste

We are committed to embedding circular principles, developing innovative ways to effectively manage waste streams within our
own operations.

By 2025 we are targeting zero non‑hazardous waste to landfill within Ireland & UK and commit to setting a target for rest of world by 2022.

We are equally committed to working with our partners, manufacturers and farm stakeholders to assess and identify how we
can remove the use of virgin plastics in our packaging, while maintaining product integrity and safety.

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Water

Water is arguably the most important natural resource, essential both for human survival and for the effective functioning of food production systems.

Due to the nature of our formulation and distribution model, our water consumption is low compared to general manufacturing industries. We continue to invest in infrastructure and management systems to reduce our water use and ensure due care is exercised so that all waste water complies with relevant environmental standards.